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Two Urban Manifestos for Evangelical Christians

Two Urban Manifestos for Evangelical Christians

Two new books locate Christians' presence in cities, but only one of them actually engages the city.

"The city," says Harvard economist Edward Glaeser, "is humanity's greatest invention."

Not everybody agrees with Glaeser's glowing assessment, but judging by recent population trends, most do. Every day 180,000 people ...

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May 23, 2013  9:21am

so many words and yet one Logos....... in, of, with, engagement, bond........... can i see everything and did i hear that correctly? that which comes out of the mouth does what? i should be careful...... Roger: "fruit" of what? who owns this "fruit"? what is the description of this "fruit"? concerning growth...like comparing 1 to 10 with 100 to 101...a poor lady and a few coins..... my role, your role, His role....... with the Lord a day is like what? so we are to be what?

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Roger McKinney

May 21, 2013  9:35pm

Small towns preserve Christianity in the US. The large cities are essentially spiritual wastelands. So many think they have the key to reaching people in the big cities. Instead of writing books, let's see their converts and growing churches. There are no secrets to evangelism. As Jesus wrote, the Christian is responsible for sowing the seed, but the quality of the soil determines its growth. The quality of the soil in most cities is literally and spiritually bad. Many people move to the city to escape the pervasive influence of Christianity in small towns. Criticize those who are "in" the city but not "engaging the people and culture" but those writers will be judged not by the word but by their success at winning converts. Where are your converts, you're fruit?

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